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    Default Card Reader hookup to Motherboard

    My motherboard in a HP computer crashed and I just replaced it with an Asrock ALiveNF6P-VSTA motherboard. That allowed me to use the same CPU and memory and hard drive and Microsoft even validated the new install of Vista with the new motherboard.
    There are 6 USB ports built into the back of the Asrock board, and one USB header on the board for hooking up the front two USB ports.
    This computer case has a built in card reader for SD, Flash, Memory Stick, etc. The cable from the card reader was plugged into a USB header on the old board but I have no extra USB headers on the Asrock board.
    I know you can chain USB devices and was wondering if it is possible to use a "splitter" on the header to hook up both the USB cables and the card reader to the board. Do they make such a thing?
    I know the header is just a double plug for two USB cables, so I could disable one of the front ports and use it to connect the card reader instead, but was hoping I could make it all work.
    Thanks,
    David
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    Default Re: Card Reader hookup to Motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by dkocian View Post
    There are 6 USB ports built into the back of the Asrock board, and one USB header on the board for hooking up the front two USB ports.[/SIZE]
    Better look again at that online manual. There are three USB 2.0 headers on the board. Page 10, motherboard diagram, numbers 17, 19 and 20.
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    The diagram shows #17 is the Clear CMOS Jumper, #19 is the HDMI_SPDIF Header, and #20 is the 2 port USB header I mentioned in my email. I don't see another USB header on the board. Are you looking at the manual on the ALiveNF6P-VSTA board?

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    Default Re: Card Reader hookup to Motherboard

    Oops. I was wrong on the layout. #20 is the WIFI/E header and #24 is the dual USB port header.
    However, as far as I can tell, there is only the one USB header on the board.

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkocian View Post
    ... I just replaced it with [SIZE=3]an Asrock ALiveNF6G-VSTA motherboard.
    You state in your first post it's an Asrock ALiveNF6G-VSTA. I bother to look up your manual on the 'net and answer correctly for THAT mobo!

    Quote Originally Posted by dkocian View Post
    Are you looking at the manual on the ALiveNF6P-VSTA board?
    Now you are stating it's an ASRock ALiveNF6P-VSTA.


    Buy a usb card.
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    Default Re: Card Reader hookup to Motherboard

    Even in the thread of yours, No sound from front panel jack, you state it's an ALiveNF6G-VSTA and follow my post of the ALiveNF6G-VSTA online manual to correct for no sound.

    Quote Originally Posted by dkocian View Post
    [SIZE=3]I just installed an Asrock ALiveNF6G-VSTA motherboard. ........
    Quote Originally Posted by - wardog - View Post
    Look at pgs 11(footnotes) and 20(entire "Front Panel Audio Header") of the Online Manual for possible help.

    ftp://174.142.97.10/manual/ALiveNF6G-VSTA.pdf
    Quote Originally Posted by dkocian View Post
    Worked like a charm! Thanks !!!
    That will teach me to read the whole manual. I just stopped reading too soon.
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    Default Re: Card Reader hookup to Motherboard

    disclaimer: I won't be held responsible if you fry your system... (and just having to say this is probably good enough reason to not reply at all....)

    To answer one of your questions about splitting out the USB... possibly
    A USB header is wired like this
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    +5v x  x +5v
    D0- x  x D1-
    D0+ x  x D1+
    gnd x  x GND
    Key    x unused
    If one of your cables has the "key" unplugged (not filled in) then you can connect two USB header cables side by side. One being powered by the "D0" side, and the other by the "D1" side. Each will only get half the USB connections, but may do what you are asking.

    The recommendation to just buy a usb card is probably the wisest choice.

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    Default Re: Card Reader hookup to Motherboard

    An "internal" USB hub may also be a perfect fit here

    see here for an example

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    Default Re: Card Reader hookup to Motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by - wardog - View Post
    You state in your first post it's an Asrock ALiveNF6G-VSTA. I bother to look up your manual on the 'net and answer correctly for THAT mobo!



    Now you are stating it's an ASRock ALiveNF6P-VSTA.


    Buy a usb card.
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    Default Re: Card Reader hookup to Motherboard

    Wow. Did I screw up. No idea how the "G" got in the intitial email. The board is the "P" version.

    The PCI USB card is probably the way I will go. Spent some time looking online and found the following, which would also work.

    10-Pin USB/AC97/HD-Audio Internal Header Y Splitter Cable (5cm) - modDIY.com

    Thanks for all the feedback.

    David

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